By Marc Mason

I had to be up at 8 this morning. This was not a promising start to the day.

That said, I managed to get moving and get myself down to the con area. My first stop was actually not inside the con, it was a press event in the Marriott next door, which worked out nicely. I was able to relax and clear my head away from the horde, interview the guys from LOOK AROUND YOU, and get the morning rolling.

Of course, it went to shit immediately after.

I was supposed to ride in the Green Hornet’s car after that, and after I traipsed over half a mile away from the con in the wrong direction, I arrived where I was told to go and there was nothing there. I went into the nearby bank and restaurant, and no one in either place had heard of the place I was supposed to go, either.

I was a little pissed. This ultimately ate up an hour of my day. For nothing. I was so angry, I used a pedicab for the first time in my life to get back to the show. The Polish hottie on the pedals seduced me with her accent, plus, she was actually helpful in trying to help me find the place I was supposed to go.

Back inside the con, I caught up to Brandon doing his first DC signing, saw Elliott for the first time since he arrived, and then did a little shopping. After that, I worked at the NBM booth for the first time, then took off for the far end of the show to interview Dave Gibbons.

Gibbons is as charming a fellow as you could hope he’d be, and after we chatted about the official stuff, I shut off the recorder and we talked about MARTHA WASHINGTON for a few minutes, Definitely a show highlight.

Another round of chatting with folks, an hour at the NBM booth, and it was time to get away. Now: off for dinner and BarCon!


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